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! this is three days. >> reporter: this is one of the hardest-hit communities in new york city. thousands still without power, many homeless. 19 people dead. in devastated neighborhoods overwhelmed by a violent surge of water, residents describe a supersized wave, as high as 20 feet. >> it was coming in rushing like rapids. >> reporter: well, welcome to your house, huh? we met this man, mike abruzzo. his house is completely gone. just the floorboards remain. he and his wife and two young daughters have been staying with relatives. >> and my youngest daughter yesterday, faith, said, daddy, i want to go home. i told her it's going to be awhile, hon. she don't understand, she's 6. >> reporter: he gives us a tour of what once was. one beautiful christmas plate. >> christmas plate. >> reporter: that's going to be a special plate at your house. >> that's going to have my mother's cookies on it. >> reporter: for 48 hours, search teams have been hunting for two brothers, just 2 and 4 years old, swept out of their mother's arms after their car was caught in the floodwater. today, their small bodies were
that. >> reporter: new york city kids went back to school today. most big apple subways up and running. and those gas lines, still long, but getting shorter, as the new supply makes its way to the battered storm zone. but in the hard-hit rockaways neighborhood, jane marino is at her breaking point. >> give us the services that everybody needs out here. we're desperate. >> reporter: after the storm, jane stayed behind with her elderly parents -- the ambulance for her mother couldn't make it through the sand-clogged streets. >> i've resorted to putting on the gas jets on the stove. >> reporter: they are among the 1.4 million people still without power in the wake of hurricane sandy -- 115,000 of them right here in new york city. with temperatures expected to dip below freezing tonight, hypothermia is a real threat especially for the elderly and young children. sandy's death toll is at 106 people. 40 in new york city alone. and the cold brings fresh fear. >> this evening nypd patrol officers will use loudspeakers to urge people to go where they can be warm. >> reporter: most shelters stil
, new york has canceled the iconic new york city marathon for the first time in history. 40,000 runners from all over the world sidelined. and even a lot of those athletes wondered how anyone ever thought they could possibly run when so many communities around them are suffering. abc's dan harris now on this huge controversy, the big decision and the breaking news tonight. dan? >> reporter: diane, good evening. as you know, the mayor really wanted this race to be run. he hoped it would be a sign of resilience and unity in this crippled city, but he admitted tonight it had instead become a source of controversy beyond an division. it was scenes like this -- this is your house right here? >> yeah. yeah, this is my house. it used to be over there. >> reporter: juxtaposed against scenes like this -- fancy port-a-potties -- that forced the mayor to cancel the marathon. today, we saw them loading in cases of vodka. private party going on in here. and pallets of water and food. this is a lot of provisions. can't go in this area? but the pictures that truly did not sit well with many in this ci
have their bases flooded more likely to fall over. >> this is the new york city police department. >> reporter: new york city is prepping again urging residents in the lowest lying areas to move out of the storm's path ago as parks, playgrounds and beaches are expected to close for 24 hours beginning at noon tomorrow. new jersey officials are watching the path of the storm closely. >> just when i thought i was going to start to get some more sleep we're going to get the nor'easter and i think it's going to be all hands on deck again. >> how much more can we take? >> reporter: at the peak of the power outages, more than 8.5 million people were without power. today, close to a million are still in the dark. and now the fear is that those who just got their power back may lose it again. >> why does it always happen we get creamed with a storm and then two days later there's another storm? >> reporter: elinda restaina, a mother of seven, is trying to work fast to salvage what she can before the next round of rain and wind. >> you can take our home but you can't take our heart. >> repo
the nor'easter. starting today in new york city, gas rationing, based on the number of your license plate. and the lines for gas and cars and on foot, still stretching long. 25% of the 800 gas stations in the area, shut down. and the city says this could go on another two weeks. about a half a million people are still without power in new york and new jersey. >>> and still ahead here on "world news," a secret to saving a lot of "real money" this holiday. what is the best day of the week to buy your plane tickets? do you know? that answer and more when we come back. okay, now here's our holiday gift list. aww, not the mall. well, i'll do the shopping... if you do the shipping. shipping's a hassle. i'll go to the mall. hey. hi. you know, holiday shipping's easy with priority mail flat rate boxes from the postal service. if it fits, it ships anywhere in the country for a low flat rate. yea, i know. oh, you're good. good luck! priority mail flat rate boxes. online pricing starts at $5.15. only from the postal service. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] you've been years in the making. and there are m
." >> reporter: from the blue skies at macy's annual in new york city to families fun in the sun in philadelphia, to detroit, once that fog burned off. and for the storm weary in the northwest, a little thanksgiving gratitude for some snowy leftovers. >> so excited. my kids and i are having so much fun. >> a sign of the season. ginger zee with us on the streets of new york city. and ginger, that system carrying all that dangerous fog on the move tonight? >> reporter: that's right. it will redevelop. we were out here yesterday, warned you about it for that texas area and there it came. so, for tomorrow, please listen. if you are planning on traveling in that area, in the gray, from toledo all the way to almost d.c., south to atlanta and birmingham, parts of louisiana and mississippi, all included in what could be a dangerous morning. >> and you were telling me for the millions heading out tomorrow, probably going shopping, there's something else they'll notice. a dramatic change in temperatures? >> reporter: yes. just to the west of that. chicago today made it into the low 60s. by tomorrow, 30s a
of the world trade center. the giant crown is finally on its way to new york city. 408 feet tall, it's being hauled to new york from canada by land and barges by sea. it's in 18 pieces right now. take about three months to build once it is here. >>> another picture tonight. you remember that movie, "up" and now a man taking that movie to real life heights. jonathan trappe recreating a movie scene flying in a small house, right here, attached to helium balloons. he says this is just the beginning. he plans to ditch the house and cross the atlantic in a lifeboat that will float in the air well above the water, attached to an even larger cluster of balloons. >>> something else soaring tonight. the number that makes the "instant index." $325 million. that's the amount of the power ball jackpot. right now, the fourth large nest power ball history. and it's only going to get bigger by tomorrow night. could make someone very thankful this holiday weekend. we love for you to tweet us @dianesawyer, @davidmuir, what catches your eye. >>> and when we come back on the broadcast tonight, a tv dad and tha
. >>> and now, i want to take you out into an invisible world, in the skies of new york city, where senior citizens are prisoners in their own homes. stuck in high rise buildings, unable to walk down, food and medicine running out. but today, 1 million meals and 1 million gallons of water were deployed by the national guard, and i climbed the stairs with a nurse from the visiting nurse service of new york, as she made her rounds. they are out in the dark, the national guard, peoples on wheels. >> thank you for coming to my door. >> reporter: carrying heavy loads up stair after stair in high rises. >> it's really dark. >> reporter: people like nurse rosita ortiz, one of the thousands of people that work with visiting nurse service of new york, checking on patients who have little food, little water, no power. what kind of medicine for her? >> short of insulin. >> reporter: 17 stories later, we knock on the door. carmen and her daughter, home bound, her daughter with a walker. we want to know how you're doing. >> i am doing fine. >> reporter: really? >> i was scared to death. >> reporter: th
in new york city, scenes tonight of determined trick or treaters, night vision images, a small symbol of the halloween spirit that will not be daunted. >>> and, coming up here, some amazing people who show us how to face a true grit moment and walk through the storm. i have never encountered such a burning sensation... until i had the shingles. it was like a red rash. like somebody had set a bag of hot charcoal on my neck. i had no idea it came from chickenpox. it's something you never want to encounter. for more of the inside story, visit shinglesinfo.com to bring you a low-priced medicare prescription drug plan. ♪ with a low national plan premium... ♪ ...and copays as low as one dollar... ♪ ...saving on your medicare prescriptions is easy. ♪ so you're free to focus on the things that really matter. call humana at 1-800-808-4003. or go to walmart.com for details. call humana at 1-800-808-4003. those little things for you, life's about her. but your erectile dysfunction - that could be a question of blood flow. cialis tadalafil for daily use helps you be ready anytime the mome
. abc's dan harris on the policeman and the man who had no shoes. >> reporter: a new york city police officer on a frigid november night in times square bending down to give a homeless and shoeless man a pair of brand new boots. this scene would have gone unnoticed, except jennifer foster, a tourist, just happened to be there. >> and i heard him, quite clearly, say, i have these size 12 all weather boots for you. let's take care of you. >> reporter: she snapped this picture and sent it to the nypd. the department posted it to facebook two days ago, and tonight, it has almost 2 million views, 400,000 likes and more than 28,000 comments. it's also been passed around the globe from romania to russia to china. and, today, the officer himself came forward. he is lawrence deprimo, a polite 25-year-old who still lives with his mom and dad. >> my mom i said, buddy, where's your socks, where's your shoes? he said, i never had socks or shoes, but god bless you. and i knew i had to help him. >> reporter: when you presented him with the boots, what was his reaction? >> he couldn't believe it, he
this in rockaway park, just outside new york city. really hard-hit areas, they are not just covered in snow. and just a mess. and get this. more than 22,000 people, tonight, have lost power from this new storm already. and we've got a whole night of nor'easter ahead. an ice cold coating of fresh misery. and it has plenty of company tonight. with a new storm on the way. how do you feel? >> tired. exhausted, but hey, what am i going to do? this is life. >> reporter: you can see it on every block. and in every tattered home. this is the water line, right? >> yes. >> reporter: up to -- >> 53 inches. >> reporter: after a week of cleaning up, regina mcmanus had to shut down the generator she's been living off. bringing it inside to protect it from the nor'easter. without power, the temperature in the house is already at 45 degrees and dropping. >> another one's coming, but i'm being reassured that it's going to be a flood zone this time. >> reporter: police are pleading with people to seek shelter. and those shelters are making room by carting out bulky bags of donations. >> we're trying to do is
hook, brooklyn, at the new york city housing authority, where thousands of families are still living without heat and electricity. >> bedroom is ice cold. >> reporter: some of the 47,000 without power across the city. >> you just have to, well, pray. and hope for the best. >> reporter: we found mia tarver and her family using steam from boiling water to keep warm. >> thank god my stove works. because if we didn't have the stove, i don't think i could stay here. >> reporter: the stove is what's keeping you warm. >> yeah. >> reporter: outside, long lines at the relief agencies for bread, blankets and soup. the red cross and other agencies are here. but families are entering their third week without power and they want someone held accountable. >> we were left behind. that's all i can say. we were left behind. they forgot about us. we, too, pay taxes. >> reporter: they worry there's no one rushing to restore the power here because they're poor. the local power utilities say they've done their job. the power is here, at the curb. but the housing authority says it can't bring the electric
, a train traffic jam. amtrak service in and out of new york city's penn station briefly suspended because of a signal problem. but from coast to coast, on one of the busiest travel days of the year, it seemed to be, well, not so busy. you braved the holiday travel today? >> it wasn't bad. >> reporter: i guess this makes it all worth it? >> yes. >> reporter: we followed our abc team as they hit the road. >> heading home to kentucky. >> traveling from washington, d.c. to greenville, south carolina. >> houston, texas. >> reporter: abc's linsey davis flying from cleveland early this morning. >> security line is starting to build, starting to wrap around a little bit here. >> reporter: checking in four hours early -- >> this is delta, long, long, long security line. >> reporter: heading to toronto. >> at least we've checked in and we are done. >> reporter: and roads were mostly clear on the way to the jersey shore. >> it's already looking a little hairy at times, but at least it's moving. >> reporter: but no matter how far or how long the journey, at the end, there's that reminder of why it's
ship capsized off the coast of italy in january. here, new york city, the morning after hurricane sandy, commuters boarding a ferry. and what about those animal trainers who dressed up like panda bears to lovingly carry a giant panda toward freedom in the wilds of china? finally, president obama on the campaign trail, hoist into a real bear hug by a pizza shop owner in florida. >>> and, our video tonight has everybody wondering if they were dreaming. let's say you're looking out a window on staten island in new york and you see this. from out of nowhere, a runaway pony, trotting down the street, pursued by a zebra? a stunned store owner grabbed his smartphone so everybody would believe him. it turns out the unlikely pair escaped from a nearby petting zoo. they were caught and returned safely. rubbing their eyes today on staten island. if you see something tomorrow you'd like to show all of your friends, let us know. tweet me your ideas for the "instant index," @dianesawyer. >>> and, coming up, if you bought a lottery ticket with a friend or a co-worker, you have to stay tuned and see wh
families restore power now, for the second time. and abc's meteorologist ginger zee is in garden city, new york, right now. ginger? >> reporter: diane, 400,000 customers are without power. that's additional customers, after last night's storm. and people are coming up to me on these streets and telling me, this is beyond uncomfortable. it's feeling a little bit more like survivasurvival. when it comes to power, it's a case of haves and have-nots. >> we're the only ones. they have power. they have power. this is the only block in the whole area. >> we are, like, the forgotten block. >> reporter: these neighbors live on just one street on long island. they all came out to talk to us because they say they need help. >> the wires spark every day. they spark from somewhere. you don't know what's live. >> reporter: and last night, those dangerous wires were blowing again. >> i'm watching the wire that's hanging from my house fill up with ice and is it going to fall? >> reporter: the storm caused more than just power problems. 600 flights canceled today on top of 1,600 yesterday, disrupting trave
Search Results 0 to 27 of about 28 (some duplicates have been removed)